Monkey with a Tool Belt Blasts Off! by Chris Monroe – Book Review

Monkey with a Tool Belt Blasts Off! by Chris Monroe – Book Review

Monkey with a Tool Belt Blasts Off by Chris Monroe

Monkey with a Tool Belt Blasts Off!

Author – Chris Monroe
Publisher – Carolrhoda Books
Pages – 32
Released – 4th August 2020
ISBN-13 – 978-1541577572
Format – ebook, hardcover
Review by – Stacey
Rating – 4 Stars
I received a free copy of this book.
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Come along on an out-of-this-world journey with Chico Bon Bon in this rollicking new adventure from author and illustrator Chris Monroe.

Oh no, the Moon Malt machine at the Superstar Space Station and Snack Bar is broken! The ever-resourceful Chico Bon Bon and his trusty sidekick Clark the elephant ZOOM to the rescue. While working on the malfunctioning Moon Malt machine, they discover myriad other things in need of fixing, including a hatch and a latch and a droid’s underwear. And then–FWHOOSH! KA-BOING!–what was that? It’s the cutest alien in the universe, and she’s stranded at the space station due to a broken down spaceship!

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Monkey, Chico Bon Bon and his co-pilot Elephant Clark had blasted off into space heading to the Superstar Space Station and Snack bar as the Moon Malt machine had stopped working and Chico had been sent there to fix it with his massive tool belt that carried every tool he could ever need.

However, it wasn’t tools that Chico needed as it turned out that the Moon Malt machine wasn’t working because a fuzzy alien called Zootie was hiding inside of it. She wanted to go back to her own planet but her spaceship didn’t work anymore. I wonder, who could fix a spaceship and help his new friend?

Monkey with a Tool Belt Blasts Off! is a fun, comical book about a monkey, his friend Clark and a fuzzy lost alien. I love the amusing illustrations and the comic book style images.

The tale is a very sweet one of friends helping each other. Chico is a very clever Monkey who certainly knows how to fix things. Even if he wasn’t needed to fix the machine he went on to fix other items on the space station whilst he was there, as well as help the little lost alien Zootie.

Overall, if you have a child that likes fun, short books this will keep them entertained, or it could even work for a reluctant reader as I have known a few in my time who have enjoyed comic book style reads rather than ‘normal’ picture books.

Book Reviewer – Stacey


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About the Author

Chris Monroe Monkey with a Tool Belt Blasts Off

Chris Monroe’s humor and intricate illustrations draw high praise from reviewers and bloggers alike. Chris is also the author and illustrator of Totally Uncool and the long-running comic strip Violet Days. She lives in Duluth, Minnesota.

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